7 days in Lancaster & Gettysburg Itinerary

7 days in Lancaster & Gettysburg Itinerary

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7 days in Lancaster & Gettysburg Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  7​h 15​min
1
Lancaster
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Toronto

4
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Visit Ephrata Cloister and The Amish Farm and House for their historical value. Let the collections at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and The Hershey Story capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Lancaster: Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford), Hagley Museum and Library (in Wilmington) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). Pack the 16th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Hersheypark. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, view the masterpieces at Christiane David Gallery, take in the views from Hunsecker Mill Covered Bridge, and look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lancaster trip maker .

Toronto, Canada to Lancaster is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In May, daytime highs in Lancaster are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hershey, Hunsecker Mill Covered Bridge, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Kitchen Kettle Village, Ephrata Cloister
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art

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nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
On the 18th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, then examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then steep yourself in history at Jennie Wade House, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gettysburg trip planner .

Getting from Lancaster to Gettysburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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